April 30, 2010

Bliss journal pages

some of the inside unfinished pages from last weekend's journal: The first page of my new journal-- the woman next to me cut out this image, then decided not to use it, so I rescued her from the garbage... I just couldn't leave her there, and the more I look at it, the more I like it.
I love this girl!! Doesn't she look like she's having a great time?? I've been saving her forever, and finally decided to use her. I remember where I found her, too-- she was in a laundry detergent advertisement.
This background is from a Phoenix New Times page (a free newspaper that has really thin newsprint pages) that I painted, spattered, and stenciled. The image is a model from a magazine; she's actually backwards- after I cut it out and turned it over, Kelly said "wow, cool!" This side looks better than the original image, actually-- just one of those happy accidents!
Another magazine image that also had a cool backward side, but I really like how her dress pops against the colors of the paper, so I left her this way.
This is the last page of the journal-- I cut this image out from a vintage National Geographic, and decided she had to go on the last page-- riding off into the future, as it were. This page also had a happy accident; when I cut the image out, I had two pieces of paper in my hand, and cut them both at once. So, her shadow is formed from a map of Rome. It's a good start-- now I just need some uninterrupted free time! Maybe Sunday... it's either art or laundry... which one do you think will win?? :D


Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

What a great journal! Love all the colors and textures.

sharon said...

great journal pages! and great fun with you at kelly's class!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Laundry is NEVER a priority/Art is ALWAYS a priority. Does that help?

I love your pages! Especially the model that was cut-out and used upside-down! Glad you used the reverse side of the image. It's wonderful!

Kelly Kilmer said...

yeah-ditto what Barbara said!!!!

LOVE the pages!!!! :D

crimsoncat05 said...

that does it-- the verdict is... Art! (was there any doubt?? lol!) Maybe I'll throw a load of laundry in there too, just for multi-tasking's sake.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning CC. Greetings from the Midwest:)

I've never tried this type of journaling but I'm really into scrapbooking. I kind of go at it in fits and starts--get a lot done for a month and then put it away and don't touch it for 6 months. I've started painting a lot on my pages. It's much cheaper than buying all that add on stuff plus you get the look you want.

crimsoncat05 said...

thanks for commenting, Marnie! I scrapbook too (I haven't for a while), but my scrapbooking style is very linear and non-messy... strange, huh? I've never combined the "artistic" style of journaling with the photos combines-- maybe if I did, I'd get more of it done!